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Talking Handbags with Handbag Designer 101’s Emily Blumenthal

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As Handbag Designer 101 gears up for its 10th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards (winners are announced June 15th), we caught up with Handbag Designer 101 founder Emily Blumenthal to talk handbags, the awards, and her growing e-commerce site handbagdesigner101.com. What has changed since you launched your first Independent Handbag …

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Things Emerging Handbag Designers Think They Know–But Don’t (Part 1)

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This is the first installment of From the Trenches–Expert Opinion from Those Who Know Best. Here, Emily Blumenthal, founder of Handbag Designer 101, the Independent Handbag Designer Awards and author of “Handbag Designer 101:  Everything You Need to Know about Designing, Making, and Marketing Handbags” gives some wise advice to …

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10 Minutes With… Emily Blumenthal of Independent Handbag Designer Awards

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New York–Accessories caught up with the ever-energetic Emily Blumenthal, founder of Handbag Designer 101, the Independent Handbag Designer Awards (IDHA), which recently wrapped up its 7th annual competition and awards show, and the HBDNetwork. The company recently launched the site Thehandbagawards.com, which serves as an invaluable industry resource. What is …

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Winners of 7th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards Announced

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New York—It was nail biter  Wednesday evening since more than 1,000 handbag designs were submitted to this year’s HBDNetwork’s Independent Handbag Designer Awards (IHDA). Held at the School of Visual Arts Theater, the IHDA recognizes and discovers new designer talent and creativity across an array of  handbag categories. Founded by …

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They’re In: 2012 Winners of Independent Handbag Designer Awards

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New York—Handbag designs were the center of attention on Wednesday night among the Big Apple’s fashion elite. And deservedly so at the 6th annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards (IHDA)  presented by Handbag Designer 101. Held at the Time-Life Building’s auditorium, the awards ceremony drew some 400 attendees—including designers from dozens …

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Want to Design the Next It Bag? This Book Can Help!

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Want to create the next “It” bag? You’ll be smart to check out “Handbag Designer 101, Everything You Need to Know About Designing, Making and Marketing Handbags.” Written by Emily Blumenthal—handbag designer and founder of the Independent Handbag Designer Awards as well as the blog HandbagDesigner101.com—the book is a useful …